What is Project ECHO?
Learn from Substance Use Disorder Experts!
What: ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is an opportunity for providers across the state to get specialist knowledge, clinical advice, and recommendations from substance use and pain management specialists in a virtual learning network.
When: 12-1 p.m. (Central) typically on the first and third Thursday of the month, via Zoom Videoconferencing
Who should participate: Any provider interested in more effectively treating clients and patients with pain management and substance use disorders.
How it works:
- Register for each call.
- Join an online video conference from your office.
- Share and discuss clinical cases related to pain management and substance use disorders.
- Learn from experts in pain management and substance use disorders.
More about ECHO: ECHO uses videoconferencing technology to connect addiction and pain management specialists with providers to discuss de-identified cases related to substance use disorders. Each ECHO call consists of a brief didactic presentation followed by a clinical case discussion from a provider and recommendations from the team for treatment.Registration for each session generally ends four days before the call takes place. Register early and avoid the last-minute rush!
For more information, visit https://echo.unmc.edu/
View this Project ECHO video from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on the Project ECHO sessions in Albuquerque, NM.
- Improve compassionate patient-centered care with substance use disorder and pain management.
- Teach evidence-based principles for screening and treatment, harm reduction, stigma reduction, and compassionate patient-centered care for substance use disorders and pain management.
- Early screening and recognition of pain and substance use disorders to aid in stigma reduction and early intervention.
- Develop self-efficacy for providers and assist in referrals for pain and substance use disorders.
- Provide tools and documented strategies for working with clients including medication, referrals, lifestyle changes, early intervention, and treatment.
In support of improving patient care, University of Nebraska Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Nebraska Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The University of Nebraska Medical Center designates this activity for 1.0 ANCC contact hour. Nurses should only claim credit for the actual time spent participating in the activity.
Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs. This activity has been approved for 1.0 credit hour of continuing education credit.
This activity is approved by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Regulation & Licensure for 1.0 contact hour for Nebraska Licensed Alcohol/Drug Counselors.
Dr. Christine Chasek
Dr. Todd Stull
Dr. John Massey
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